Air cushions and dewy skin has been going strong in K-Beauty for several years, but I have always preferred a matte finish. For my combination skin with an oily T-zone, powders have always been my preference. After going through three powders by Lancome in the Matte Porcelaine Delicate finish, I decided to try the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder. I was intrigued by the idea of a colorless finishing powder, and upon trying it I was hooked. It gave me the powdered finish I enjoyed without feeling heavy by adding an extra layer of color.
As you can see, I’ve hit pan with the NARS setting powder. It came with a puff that worked well, but my tool of choice is a brush. The only problem is that the NARS setting powder doesn’t pick up very well by brush, so I have always felt as though I needed to dig into the powder to get it on my brush. So I decided to try a product with a similar concept, the HD Pressed Powder by Make Up For Ever, to see if it would fare any better.
When I apply the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder on one side of my face and the Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, I can’t tell much of a difference between the two powders. They both powder my skin without adding bulk, and they both have a radiant finish rather than a flat matte. However, I found that I preferred the Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder as it was brush friendly. Picking up the powder was effortless using the same brush which made me extremely happy. The only gripe I have with the MUFE pressed powder is that it’s a little trickier opening the latch compared to the iconic NARS container, but I’m sure it’s something I’ll get used to in time.
Your turn ♥ Do you prefer a matte finish or a dewy finish? Have you tried clear pressed powders before?